Turmeric Smoothie – So Tasty You Won’t Believe It Has One of the Most Powerful Antioxidants in the World
How would you like to start your day with an antioxidant rich smoothie? This turmeric smoothie is not only delicious, but really packs a punch when it comes to its nutritional and medicinal benefits.
Turmeric on its own is somewhat bitter, but in this smoothie, you will never guess that.
Turmeric or more specifically, the curcumin which is a derivative of turmeric and gives the spice its bright yellow color is anti-inflammatory. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal elements. There is also more and more support for its anti-carcinogenic properties. At the same time, it is known to reduce cholesterol and helps with fat metabolization.
Personally, I find its anti-inflammatory properties its biggest advantage, as inflammation is a precursor in almost all lifestyle diseases.
Here is the turmeric smoothie recipe with thanks to PreventDisease.com.
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup hemp or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca (optional)
This recipe is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. Not only will it increase your energy for the first half of the day, but it will clear your mind and infuse your body with some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Now that’s a great breakfast idea!
Besides being delicious and rich in turmeric, this turmeric smoothie also includes three ingredients from the top 4 best fat burning foods to add into your smoothie.